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Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 13:16

Mr V - you can also qualify with a sub-1:15 half?  Someone in our club aimed for a 2:45 in his first marathon.  Wheels did come off but think he still managed 2:53 or something.  

Well done, Lit!  Who needs training, eh?!  

Rather you than me, Madbee. Hope you survived unscathed.  

Welcome, Velloo!  Glad to have more ladies in there.  But I am disappointed that I'll be the slowest woman on the thread by loads. 

Good news on the Manchester debacle handling, Skinny.  

My legs are feeling ok today.  I think I may chance a buggy run tomorrow.  If for no other reason than we're Cornwall bound at the weekend and I want to do a bit of coast path running (most likely run/walking as it is a b***h and I'm def not pushing).  

I quite fancy that Birmingham run, just from the perspective of being able to have no travelling type faffing.  






Overdone it?

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 12:59

Just noticed first prize for the Chesterfield marathon is £1000!!!  Week after Bristol though...fancy it, Lou?  

Overdone it?

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 08:24

In the spirit of moving onwards and upwards I have entered Bristol half in September and shall be aiming to earn a Championship spot via the medium of a sub-1:30 half. Which I may or may not use.   Anyone else fancy it?  

Overdone it?

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 08:19

Enjoyed that report, DT.  

I think I lost friends at the school gates by opining about those obstacle races, Stevie G.  I think they think I'm elitist.  They may be right but when I want to wallow about in mud I do a cross country race that is free for me to enter via my club as opposed to one race that costs more than my annual club subscription.  

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 20:59
Great report, SK. Fantastic time. But how did you pop your under nail blisters?!!

Overdone it?

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 15:10

Actually my feet were probably the most unscathed they've even been after a marathon.  I bought some running shoes in a size and a half bigger than street size and with lots of Lanacaine they were ok.  Shame that I already have black toenails from too small spikes plus Coventry half.  

Glad you're bouncy, Lit.  

You're probably right, Tommy, come to think of it.  Memory is a bit hazy to be fair but I know you guys like the detail!  

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 13:37

HA77 - we're away this weekend.  I've never actually run that 10k but my husband has a couple of times so have spectated.  Hope you like hills!  

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 13:35

Fab report, Madbee.  Lovely to actually enjoy it and still get a big old PB!  Are you sure you went too fast those two miles though.  I had two fast looking miles in the midst of my death march miles which I'm pretty sure weren't actually fast.  I think it's where the sat nav goes a bit wild with tunnels and tall buildings.  I think the same happened last year?  

Overdone it?

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 13:14

OK, maybe.  Was the one you saw sort of on an underpassy/tunnelly bit kind of up and off to the right hand side, DT?  

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 13:06

My training was good and my earlier race times were in line.  Plus last year I’d converted my HM time well.  Should I have reevaluated my goals given the injury?  Probably.  But I had at the back of my mind that I didn’t really want to do another marathon for a while.  So I guess it’s going out in a blaze of (in)glory.  Do or die.  On another day it might have worked.   At the end of the day it’s only a race, the pain I felt was temporary.  I’m not dead or even very damaged.    Afterwards, as I shuffled up horseguards in the never ending march to get the bags I vowed to myself that never again would I put myself through this.  But I ate, I drank, I ate some more, I shuffled to a pub using the buggy to hold me up, I ate some steak, I drank some beer, I drank some wine.  I actually feel ok. 

So now…that horrible little phrase.  Unfinished business.  You’ll all say I told you so.  Maybe one last go.  Maybe.

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